1501 Solano Ave, Berkeley
(510) 559-9006

Recent Reviews

Reza A

Thus place is a gem. Real nice people and food. We had the Brussel sprouts, wings, tar tar, coffee lemon merang pie.. Everything was a hit.Food: 5/5


Always enjoy eating at Fonda’s. Small to large dishes delicious are great. The atmosphere, service, and bar are all enjoyable, friendly and efficient. I try to visit every month.

Julie S.

By far our favorite place in the east bay. Nice please to sit (especially the bar), the bar tender knows the way around a drink and the food is casual and nice. If you want to enjoy an evening out that's the place

Tania F.

Delicious as always! The best margaritas in Berkeley. The food is really good. The servers nice, friendly, and excellent. I have been a custom from the past 12 years.

Nathalie van Linder

Always a great place for a gathering with friends. While I miss some of the old menu items, you'll have plenty of delicious choices. Can't really go wrong. Love the tuna tartare and the shrimp!Food: 4/5

Troadio Satizabal

Good adult drinks, creative bartenders, good food. Ask servers for suggestions, they can guide you through food and drink choices. Had a very pleasant time at this spot.

Jeffrey S. Terraciano

Great food, service from this neighborhood spot on Solano.

Suz O.

Amazing! Great cocktails, yummy food, happy hour til 6 on Sundays. Looking forward to coming back.

Margery N.

Amazing cocktails and small plates! We love the Fish Tocos and the Chili Rellenos!! Servers are awesome and so is the ambience.


Wow! I hadn't been to Fonda in ages and I don't write many reviews unless it's excellent or very bad. 1. I was happy to see they survived COVID 2. I was NOT disappointed. I remember coming over 12 years ago probably when it'd recently opened and it was tasty and one of my go- to date spots or when visitors would come. I hadn't ventured much towards that side of town in the last many years but yesterday I did. It was not only sooooo delicious, but for being a nice bay area restaurant, I was very pleased that the prices were not outrageous and you get a nice sized portion for what you pay for, not to mention there are food and drinks on the Happy Hour menu and the service was friendly and prompt. I would highly recommend Fonda to anyone looking for quality food at decent prices. The cocktails were also tasty. Thanks for not disappointing after all these years of being away! (sometimes that happens). Ordered: Plantains- so good! Tuna Tar-Tar- delicious! and not just 2 little bits of tuna Shrimp- tasted so fresh- like right from the water Flautas - not a typical Mexican flautas but good but not the best thing we had- still good though and on the HH menu Chips and guac- the chips are so good! probably made right in their kitchen- also on the HH menu Keep up the good work!

Jocelyn Alau

Great service and all the food was delicious. We had the tuna tartare, brussel sprouts, fried cauliflower, and the scallops.

Melissa Neveu

We used to come here years ago before our kids. Came back now that they can be left with a sitter. Happy to report everything was as delicious as we remembered it to be!

Michael S.

Oh my gosh, where do I even begin? If you're looking for a little tapas moment, Fonda is the place to go! From the food to the drinks. AMAZING! Can't forget about the staff. Coco and Marisol fantastic! There's another blonde waitress here always has her hair tied but she's amazing as well. Whenever I go here, I have to have the patatas with extra Bravas sauce. So good. The cauliflower and the Brussels sprouts always on point. If you get the nachos you have to get it with steak, super filling and super flavorful. The tuna tartar is also yummy, the tuna is fresh. Now the drinks. If you're a vodka girl like me, you have to get the LUCKY LADY. I will literally come here just for that drink... just kidding I'm also coming for the food. The lucky lady is the bomb dot com. If you don't know what that means.... It means it's so good. Refreshing and strong enough for a good little buzz to enjoy your dinner with. This place makes the perfect little dinner date, and if you're looking to try something new. This is the place to go to. Again this is by far the best tapas place to go to in Albany!

Marian W.

We went to Fonda for the first time since Covid started. We found the food and the service excellent. I highly recommend Fonda.

Elena C.

The amazingly lovingly prepared food was the star of the night, but in close second was the Margarita I desperately needed, all brought to our group by Coco and Beth who were gracious and attentive. A rare evening out with friends and high expectations met. Just all perfect. Tried half the menu and loved every bite. Thank you and will be back

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